Our philosophy concerning employees is to hire good people full-time, pay competitive wages, and offer employer-paid benefits to retain them. We find that well compensated employees take pride in their work and we see this pride every day with our staff. Their commitment, fuelled by the passion that comes from realizing just how valuable they are to Progressive Building Services and to the hospital, can literally facilitate a culture shift that is felt by the entire organization!
With the challenges faced by budget constraints, reimbursement issues and added pressures of HCAHPS, having an engaged work force who understand their importance and the contributions they make daily to controlling infection, patient safety, and even identifying waste throughout the hospital, often equals a savings to the bottom line. This dedication from the EVS department in turn results in happier patients and a mutual partnership between nursing and EVS that does indeed drive a shift in culture.